Having fun while getting fit :
When you are stuck in a rutt, take the time to think things through but not too much! If something doesn't feel right, change it; try a different approach.
My new approach :
Never forget baby steps. This is actually something that I have found to help me stay motivated and attain my goals; recognize your progress. Recognizing our progress is very different from tracking our progress and personally I think we should put more focus on recognition. It is one thing to track what you are doing or eating but take a step back and see the bigger picture. Recognize what you have accomplished to date and see what you have left to do.
And last but not least, reward yourself. This is something that everyone loves :) A few weeks ago, I blogged about how I bought myself a new nail polish as a reward for sticking to my exercising routine. Your reward can be as little or as big as you would like it to be.